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Re-start cycling, without the stress

If you’re looking to improve your physical and / or mental health in a relaxed, non-competitive environment, then our ‘Returning to Cycling’ rides could be just the thing for you! 

Starting Thursday 10th January, we’ll be running a programme of six, short bike rides, which will take place every Thursday until 14th February. Thanks to funding from The Henry Smith Charity and BUPA, there will be no charge for these rides.

Specifically designed for people that are new to cycling (or those that haven’t cycled for years), these rides are all on quiet or traffic-free routes. So you're free to focus on your bike and enjoy the sights of the world passing by. You are warmly welcome to join as many of the rides as you want.

Our group will depart from The Create Centre (BS1 6XN) at 10:30am. Every ride will include a leisurely rest stop at 'LA Café' (based at Long Ashton Community Centre) where you can purchase tea, coffee, soft drinks, or a light lunch.

We understand that coming out on a group cycle ride can be a daunting step. To make things as stress-free as possible, before coming out with us, all participants can undertake up to three 1:1 cycle skills sessions with one of our qualified instructors - completely free of charge. We can also lend you a bike (including electric bikes), if you don’t have your own. When you do come out on the rides, our qualified Ride Leader and friendly volunteers will be there to support you every step of the way. 

“I didn’t really cycle before coming out on these rides. The instructor, Fi, was friendly and made me feel confident on the bike” - Cathy

How to book

Please make sure you register with us first and turn up 15 minutes early if you can – this means we can (hopefully!) avoid delays to the ride getting started.

Click here to register your interest via our online form. In the box that says “Which aspect of the Project are you interested in?” please write “Returners’ Rides”.

Alternatively, you can call or email Patrick on 0117 353 4590 or bikeminded@lifecycleuk.org.uk